American Society of Hematology

The Hematologist: ASH News and Reports, the Society's member newsletter, is designed for the broad constituency of ASH, all working toward the ultimate goal of conquering blood diseases. The Hematologist updates readers about important developments in the field of hematology and highlights what ASH is doing for its members.

ASH Launches New Website

The new site design is part of a multi-year effort to upgrade the Society’s technology platforms.

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Update on the 2013 ASH Initiative – Choosing Wisely

Dr. Lisa Hicks reviews the ASH Choosing Wisely initiative and summarizes the ongoing aims of the ASH Choosing Wisely Task Force.

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Ask the Hematologist

Dr. Adam Cuker discusses the use of platelet aggregation studies in the evaluation of patients with a suspected bleeding disorder.

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Presidents Column

Dr_ Linda Burns

Linda J. Burns, MD

Professor of Medicine, Division of Hematology, Oncology, and Transplantation, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
Training the Next Generation
April 11, 2014

Dr. Linda Burns underscores several new initiatives designed to enhance the trainee experience.

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Clinical Trials Corner

Ankle Ulcers in Sickle Cell Disease: A Topical Solution to a Vexing Problem?
March 1, 2014

Dr. Gregory Vercellotti reviews a trial that examines the use of a topical sodium nitrate cream as treatment for chronic leg ulcers in patients with sickle cell disease or other red blood cell disorders.

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Ask The Hematologist

Ask the Hematologist: Light Transmission Aggregometry
March 1, 2014

Dr. Adam Cuker discusses the use of platelet aggregation studies in the evaluation of patients with a suspected bleeding disorder.

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Mini Review

Exosomes in Hematologic Malignancies
March 1, 2014

Dr. Aldo Roccaro, Dr. Salomon Manier, and Dr. Irene Ghobrial review the diverse ways in which exosomes contribute to the pathophysiology of multiple myeloma, acute leukemia, and B-cell lymphoma.

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Op Ed

Getting the Word Out on the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act
January 1, 2014

Congresswoman Louise Slaughter discusses the provisions of the bill she sponsored that protects the privacy of patients who undergo genetic testing.

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  • This Week in Blood: April 17, 2014

    Welcome to “This Week in Blood,” a weekly snapshot of the hottest studies from each week’s issue of Blood, the official journal of the American Society of Hematology (ASH), hand-picked by Blood Editor-in-Chief Bob Löwenberg, MD, PhD, and Deputy Editor Nancy Berliner, MD. If you would like a PDF copy of any of the manuscripts highlighted below or would like to request an interview with the author, please email aszabo@hematology.org.

  • This Week in Blood: April 10, 2014

    Welcome to “This Week in Blood,” a weekly snapshot of the hottest studies from each week’s issue of Blood, the official journal of the American Society of Hematology (ASH), hand-picked by Blood Editor-in-Chief Bob Löwenberg, MD, PhD, and Deputy Editor Nancy Berliner, MD. If you would like a PDF copy of any of the manuscripts highlighted below or would like to request an interview with the author, please email aszabo@hematology.org.

  • This Week in Blood: April 3, 2014

    Welcome to “This Week in Blood,” a weekly snapshot of the hottest studies from each week’s issue of Blood, the official journal of the American Society of Hematology (ASH), hand-picked by Blood Editor-in-Chief Bob Löwenberg, MD, PhD, and Deputy Editor Nancy Berliner, MD. If you would like a PDF copy of any of the manuscripts highlighted below or would like to request an interview with the author, please email aszabo@hematology.org.

  • This Week in Blood: March 27, 2014

    Welcome to “This Week in Blood,” a weekly snapshot of the hottest studies from each week’s issue of Blood, the official journal of the American Society of Hematology (ASH), hand-picked by Blood Editor-in-Chief Bob Löwenberg, MD, PhD, and Deputy Editor Nancy Berliner, MD. If you would like a PDF copy of any of the manuscripts highlighted below or would like to request an interview with the author, please email aszabo@hematology.org.

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